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Christmas Ornament Coloring Pages (free printable PDF template)

Welcome to a world of creativity and festive joy with Christmas ornament coloring pages. With the holiday season upon us, what better way to embrace the spirit of Christmas than by immersing ourselves in the art of coloring? These captivating ornament designs are ready to be brought to life with vibrant hues and personal flair. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing activity, a fun project for the family, or even inspiration for handmade gifts, these coloring sheets offer endless possibilities. So, get ready to learn and settle into a cozy corner, & let your imagination soar as we delve into the magic of Christmas.

Christmas ornament coloring pages
Christmas ornament coloring pages (free printable PDF templates).

Simply choose the design that most appeals to you, download the free PDF template, print it, and indulge in coloring to your heart’s desire.

Alternatively, you can utilize them as embroidery patterns or draw inspiration for delicate fine line tattoos.

Christmas ornament facts

For those who are new to my coloring pages, it’s important to mention that I enjoy providing you with the opportunity to not only color but also learn about the subject matter, effortlessly transforming it into an educational experience.

So, without further ado, let’s embark on this exciting journey together! Here are lots of fun and interesting (simplified) facts about Christmas ornaments (my information source can be found here):

  • Christmas ornaments have a rich history dating back to the 16th century in Germany, where they were originally made from apples, nuts, and cookies.
  • Glassblowers in Germany started creating intricate glass ornaments in the 19th century, which eventually gained popularity worldwide.
  • The tradition of hanging ornaments on Christmas trees is believed to have originated from the 16th-century German tradition of decorating evergreen trees with apples as a symbol of the Garden of Eden.
  • In the 19th century, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert popularized Christmas tree decorations, including ornaments, in England after a depiction of their decorated tree was published in a newspaper.
  • The first commercially produced Christmas ornaments were created in the late 1800s by the American entrepreneur F.W. Woolworth.
  • Initially, Christmas ornaments were predominantly handmade, but with the advent of industrialization, mass production of ornaments became possible.
  • Different countries and cultures have their own unique styles of Christmas ornaments. For example, in Poland, hand-blown glass ornaments called “szklanki” are highly prized.
  • Ornaments can be made from various materials, including glass, metal, wood, plastic, and fabric. They can be shaped like traditional symbols such as angels, bells, and stars, or take the form of popular characters, animals, and objects.
  • Collecting ornaments has become a popular hobby, with enthusiasts seeking rare and vintage pieces to add to their collections.
  • In recent years, themed Christmas trees with ornaments depicting specific interests, such as sports, movies, or hobbies, have gained popularity.
  • The world’s largest Christmas ornament is displayed in Canada’s West Edmonton Mall. It measures approximately 35 feet (10.7 meters) in diameter.
  • Ornaments are not limited to Christmas trees. They can also be used to decorate wreaths, garlands, and other festive displays.
  • In some cultures, it is believed that the first person to find the hidden Christmas ornament on the tree will have good luck for the following year.
  • Christmas ornaments are often passed down through generations, becoming cherished family heirlooms.
  • Some artists and designers create unique and artistic ornaments, pushing the boundaries of traditional ornament designs.

These fascinating facts about Christmas ornaments add depth and intrigue to the beauty and tradition of decorating during the holiday season, but there’s definitely lots more to learn about them.

If you would like to do more research, here are some other reputable resources to learn about Christmas ornaments while coloring:

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • To see an Alphabetized Index of all my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Holiday and seasonal coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Christmas coloring pages, go here.

Coloring tips

Here are my best tips and tricks to help you make the most out of coloring your Christmas ornament pictures:

  • Choose a Color Palette: Select a color palette that complements the theme and style of the ornament. Traditional Christmas colors like red, green, and gold can create a classic look, while pastels or vibrant colors can add a modern twist…your favorite colors work too!
  • Use Different Textures: Experiment with different coloring techniques to add depth and texture to the ornaments. Try shading, blending, or adding highlights to create a realistic or stylized effect.
  • Add Metallic Accents: To make your ornaments shine, use metallic markers, gel pens, or colored pencils to add accents of gold, silver, or bronze. This can bring a touch of elegance and sparkle to your coloring page.
  • Play with Patterns: Get creative and incorporate patterns into the design of the ornaments. You can add stripes, polka dots, swirls, or intricate designs to make them visually appealing and unique.
  • Experiment with Backgrounds: Consider adding a background to your coloring page to enhance the overall composition. You can create a snowy scene, a starry night sky, or a festive pattern as a backdrop for the ornaments.
  • Vary Line Thickness: Use different line thicknesses to outline and detail the ornaments. Thicker lines can add emphasis and depth, while thinner lines can create delicate and intricate designs.
  • Explore Different Coloring Tools: Experiment with various coloring tools such as colored pencils, markers, gel pens, or watercolor paints. Each tool offers a different effect, so find the one that suits your coloring style and preferences.
  • Take Breaks: Coloring can be a relaxing activity, but it’s essential to take breaks to avoid strain or fatigue. Stretch your hands and relax your eyes periodically to ensure a comfortable coloring experience.
  • Practice Blending Techniques: If you’re using colored pencils, try blending colors together to achieve smooth transitions. You can use blending tools, such as blending stumps or a dry brush, to create a soft and seamless look.
  • Have Fun with Embellishments: After coloring the ornaments, consider adding additional embellishments like glitter, sequins, or adhesive gems for an extra festive touch. These can make your coloring page truly stand out.

Remember, there are no right or wrong ways to color Christmas ornaments. Let your creativity flow and enjoy the process of bringing these festive decorations to life with your own unique touch!

Options For Printing:

Letter O is for ornament writing practice worksheets

*My letter O is for ornament coloring sheet printables are specifically designed to be used in a classroom setting, they are the only printable options on this page that do not need written permission to use in a public setting.

Please send the link to this post along if anyone asks you where you got them. Thank you!

Letter O Is For Ornament Coloring Page Example
Letter O Is For Ornament Coloring Page Example
Letter O Is For Ornament Worksheet Example
Letter O Is For Ornament Worksheet Example

Various Individual Ornaments To Color

Printable Christmas Ornament Example
Printable Christmas Ornament Example
Ornament Coloring Page Example
Ornament Coloring Page Example
Coloring Page Christmas Ornament Example
Coloring Page Christmas Ornament Example
Christmas Ornament Coloring Page Example
Christmas Ornament Coloring Page Example
Heart Coloring Page Ornament Example
Heart Coloring Page Ornament Example

Ornaments in multiples to color

Color Page Ornaments Example
Color Page Ornaments Example
Ornaments Coloring Pages Example
Ornaments Coloring Pages Example
Ornament Colouring Pages Example
Ornament Colouring Pages Example

Blank Printable Ornament

Blank Ornament Coloring Pages Example
Blank Ornament Coloring Pages Example


What is the most popular Christmas ornament color?

Red is widely considered the most popular color for Christmas ornaments. The vibrant and festive nature of red makes it a classic choice for holiday decorations.

Red ornaments symbolize traditional Christmas elements such as Santa Claus, holly berries, and the joyous spirit of the season.

Additionally, red stands out beautifully against the lush green branches of Christmas trees, creating a visually striking display.

However, it’s important to note that personal preferences and trends can vary, and individuals may choose a variety of colors to suit their unique decorating styles and themes.

*I will add more Christmas ornament colour / color questions and answers as the questions get sent to me.

In conclusion, Christmas ornament coloring pages offer a wonderful opportunity to embrace the holiday spirit and ignite our creative flair.

Through the act of coloring, we not only engage in a relaxing and enjoyable activity but also have the chance to personalize our own festive decorations.

From intricate designs to whimsical patterns, these coloring pages allow us to express our individuality and bring the magic of Christmas to life with every stroke of color.

Whether we choose traditional red and green or explore a vibrant array of hues, the joy of coloring Christmas ornaments knows no bounds.

So, gather your coloring tools, immerse yourself in the enchanting world of ornament designs, and let your imagination soar as you create beautiful, personalized decorations that will add warmth and cheer to your holiday celebrations. Happy coloring!

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Check out my other free printables

  • To see all of my free printables, go here.
  • To see an Alphabetized Index of all my coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Holiday and seasonal coloring pages, go here.
  • To see all of my Christmas coloring pages, go here.

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Other good resources for a printable Christmas ornament

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